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Old 10-11-2005, 22:58   #1 (permalink)
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Painting alloy wheels

I am about to fit a set of Turbo Blades to my EB. These wheels had a fair few gouges in the original clear coat so I removed it all with paint stripper then rubbed the wheels back past the machined marks with wet & dry. I then polished them up with Autosol to a near mirror finish.

My question is what type of clear coat can I use to preserve the shine?

At the moment I have a set of snowflakes on the car & I have given the rims the same shiny treatment but have not coated them. The problem is that modern brake dust eats straight into the alloy & I want to prevent this happening to my newly polished wheels again.
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Old 10-12-2005, 18:37   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Painting alloy wheels

go see a powdercoater and ask them to put a clearcoat on for you, its thinker than paint so will last better than paint. look around $25-40 each rim though, so its pretty expensive
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